Friday, February 19, 2021

"Giving Back" 5 Billy Mure SuperSonic Guitars 1959 (LP)


Billy Mure (born Sebastian Mure; July 7, 1915 – September 25, 2013)was an American guitarist and songwriter who recorded several albums in the 1950s and 1960s in a variety of styles, including surf, Hawaiian music, swing, pop, and lounge.

Mure was born in New York City and played violin at age 9, before making guitar his primary instrument. He played in bands while in the service during World War II and found work at radio station WNEW after the war until 1957. In addition to his solo recordings, he worked as a session musician, composer, and arranger. He wrote the popular instrumental "Toy Balloons". In 1959, he released the single "A String of Trumpets", credited to Billy Mure and the Trumpeteers; the song reached #64 on the Billboard Hot 100. Mure had been performing for the past seven years with his band (Top Hats) at Squid Lips in Sebastian, Florida.

A few hits that he played on in the 1950s and 1960s as a studio guitar player:

Paul Anka — "Diana" (reached #1)

Frankie Laine — "Rawhide" (reached #6)

Perry Como — "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" (reached #1)

Ames Brothers — "Ragg Mopp" (reached #1)

Eddie Fisher — "Oh My Papa" (reached #1)

Eddie Fisher — "Anytime" (reached #2)

Don Rondo — "White Silver Sands" (reached #7)

Marty Robbins — "White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation" (reached #1)

Bobby Darin — "Splish Splash" (reached #1)

Eydie Gorme — "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" (reached #7)

Rosemary Clooney — "Come on-a My House" (reached #1)

Connie Francis — "Among my Souvenirs" (reached #7)

Guy Mitchell — "Heartaches by the Number" (reached #1 on C&W listing)

Perez Prado — "Patricia" (reached #1)

Tony Bennett — "Because of You" (reached #1)

Kay Starr — "Wheel of Fortune" (reached #1)

Tony Bennett — "Cold Cold Heart" (reached #1)

Brian Hyland — "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (reached #1)

Billy Williams — "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" (reached #3)

Johnny Mathis — "Chances Are" (reached #1)

Patti Page — "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?" (reached #1)

Marcie Blane — "Bobby's Girl" (reached #2) ** (Produced by Billy Mure)

Ray Peterson — "Tell Laura I Love Her" (reached #7) **

Bobby Freeman — "Do You Want to Dance" (reached #7) **

Johnnie Ray — "Cry" (reached #1) Played as "Sebastian Mure" **

Della Reese — "And That Reminds Me" (reached #15) **

Ralph Young - "Moonlight Gambler" with orchestra conducted by Billy Mure (Everest Records 9-19324, 1960)

Billy Mure SuperSonic Guitars 1959


A1 Hindustan

A2 Lover's Guitar

A3 Limehouse Blues

A4 Marie

A5 Pagan Love Song

A6 Tiger Guitars

B1 Guitars In Space

B2 Granada

B3 Pennies From Heaven

B4 El Cumbanchero

B5 High Tide Boogie

B6 Linger Awhile


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  1. Hi!

    Thanx for this one. He played on quite a few Hits! Presently listening to his YT tracks (Amazing!) @ his Discogs page here:

    Ciao! For now.


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